HIV Testing for Children in Resource-Limited Settings: What Are We Waiting For?

26 07 2010

An interesting article detailing the shortcomings of Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) programs in African countries, and why infant and pediatric HIV testing programs are needed to supplement these.  Co-written by Scott Kellerman from the Center for Health Services (Management Sciences for Health) and Shaffiq Essajee from the Clinton Health Access Initiative (Clinton Foundation).




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13 03 2013
Leopoldo Cirone

Scientists on Monday reported failure in a large African trial of three different ways to protect women against H.I.V.The failure was due not to the methods — two different pills and a vaginal gel — but to the fact that the women did not use them consistently.Adherence among the women in the study was “very low,” a researcher from the University of Washington said at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta, where the results were presented. ..

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